- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

GALLITZIN, Pa. (AP) - Police say a teenage boy in central Pennsylvania has died after being submerged underwater for about 45 minutes.

Police say the boy was swimming with four other teens at the isolated Gallitzin Township reservoir on Monday when he disappeared underwater.

Water rescue and volunteer fire companies were brought to the pond and pulled the teen from the water. He died at an Altoona hospital around 10 p.m.

A water plant operator told the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat (https://bit.ly/1L6oCgb) unauthorized swimming in the reservoirs has been an issue for years in Gallitzin and that the teens passed two “no trespassing” signs at a locked gate.

The reservoir is one of five supplying water to the Gallitzin community.


Information from: The Tribune-Democrat, https://www.tribune-democrat.com

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